This past Saturday, over 100 graffiti artists from more than ten countries converged upon the Patterson Hall of Fame in NJ to kick off the 2010 Meeting of Styles. This years participants includess a long lineup of legends, local favorites, and international stars such as REE, CRAINE, SNAKE, KING TWO, PART ONE, STAN, SNOW, VENG, KEZAM, DEMER, COL, CYCLE, PRISCO, MS BLESS, Joe Iurato and this year’s organizer, SUE. DJ BROWN13, DEE-SHOT and DJ CRAZE 156 provided the tunes for the artists to paint to while friends, families, and supporters enjoyed two beautiful days filled with art, sun and camaraderie.
Yesterday, members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens and a veritable who’s who of the street & graffiti world came together via Ad Hoc Art for a day of eating, dancing, painting & pasting. Wanting to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings, the ethnically diverse melting pot welcomed artists representing over 50 years of the street art movement to do the job. Participating artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Free5, Gaia, Garrison & Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.
If you want to see the walls for yourself, a searchable address is 11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102. The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden.